Newark NJ police arrested a man suspected of shooting another man in the leg.
30-year-old Newark NJ resident Derrick Taylor had been wanted by police for months after allegedly shooting a 43-year-old Orange NJ man in Newark’s South Ward.
Mr. Taylor was listed among Newark’s most wanted criminals. As such, the manhunt for Mr. Taylor included Newark police, FBI agents, and officers from two (2) Pennsylvania police departments. Late last month, Mr. Taylor was finally tracked down and arrested in Freemansburg, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Taylor faces several charges stemming from the shooting.
In New Jersey, aggravated assault is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). In this case, Mr. Taylor could face second degree aggravated assault charges because he is accused of using a deadly weapon in the attack. If Mr. Taylor is convicted of second degree aggravated assault, he may be sentenced to as many as ten (10) years in state prison.
To learn more, read the NJ.com article entitled “Authorities Nab One of Newark’s Most Wanted Fugitives.”